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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed as a medium India Pale Ale, this full-flavored moderately hopped beer has the strongest hop character of our ales. Made for hopheads and new beer aficionados. The grist composition is 94% Pale malt, with the remaining grain bill consisting of carastan malts. The finishing Mt. Hood hop addition in the whirlpool gives this beer a good hop character without becoming excessively bitter. The beer is fined instead of filtered so the hop character is not stripped away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Bitter, IPA, whatever it is it sucks. Smelled some grapefruit hops, and then that's all I tasted. Bitter finish, but this just tasted like water and hops to me. This brewery SUCKS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours slightly hazy and amber orange. Citrus notes and heavy bitterness are present and very welcoming. This brew is brewed at the Ram house with many other great beers. The taste is excellant and lively; very refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Dark amber color. Citrus, hoppy aroma. Minimal head. Flavors of citrus (grapefruit), and typical IPA hop bitterness. Clean & refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
rolfc81 (134) - - APR 19, 2015
On tap after Ikea in Schaumburg. Decent IPA but not my favorite......................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 26, 2005
orange-amber pour, good frothy whtie head. very hoppy/citrus aroma. sort of sweet flavor, with a good hoppy bite to it. about an avg ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Pours clear medium copper/orange in color (surprisingly not red) with a thin airy head (even with a generous pour) that quickly thins to a film. Aroma has nice fruity and hops nose (grapefruit). The flavor also tastes lightly of grapefruit (what hops is this?!?!) which lingers on the palate. Probably better served with a packet of sugar and a serrated spoon and you’ll be better off if you have read this and expect it rather than having it hit you by surprise. Overall, though, an enjoyable Big Horn offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Red/amber color. Very hoppy, citrus, floral aroma. Almost harsh bitter finish. No malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
They call it an IPA, they call it a bitter, but it doesn’t taste especially like either. It’s not bad, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2008
On tap. Let me preface this review by saying that this was not a bad beer. It is better than most beers available at most restaurants. For me, however, it failed as an IPA. The appearance and palate were average. Big Red was a cloudy yellow-orange, with a thin white head. That thin white head left behind average lacing. Nothing spectacular. The palate was similar. It was there. A little bit of tingle from the carbonation, but nothing to be excited about. The nose was off. There was a promising floral aroma from the hops, followed by citrus. But then there was a faint sweet-and-sour sauce smell, accompanied by a hint of wet newsprint. Fortunately, the flavor was better than the aroma. The main flavor was citrus, mostly orange, but also the sweetness of tangerine. I also detected a hint of canned peaches—the sugary syrup that fills the can—and the minutest hint of a wheat cracker. Every once in a while, I would get a flash of the sweet-and-sour sauce or the wet paper, but it was mild and less intense than that present in the aroma. Big Red was also less bitter than I expect in an IPA, especially one that bills itself as an American IPA. It just didn’t pack the punch for which I was ready. I was hoping for a knockout and got a glancing blow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 Re-rate, on tap Puyallup Ram. Hazy orange/amber hue, good head, decent lacing. Nice aroma, citrusy and resiny, almost skunky. Slight malt sweetness, flavor dominated by hops, good clean bitterness with a grapefruity hop flavor, finishes nice and dry with a pleasent lingering of hops. Tasty IPA, very drinkable, balanced and flavorful.

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